Love story

We can create a one-of-a-kind wedding or anniversary gift that will be treasured for years.  A three-interview package that includes a 3,000-word story and up to 30 images starts at $1,650.


Crossing the finish-line

Perhaps you have started a memoir but need some extra help to complete the writing, editing, or design. I can help with any of these services.


Scanning photos, slides and negatives

Do you have a box of old slides gathering dust? Shoeboxes of snapshots and negatives stored in your basement? We digitize these memories and refresh them, so you can enjoy them again.  


Our Packages

Equestrian tribute

The bond between horse and rider is unspoken and magical. Through interviews and your photos, I will develop a memoir to honour the years that you've worked with your four-legged friend. Storied Lives will donate 10% of the purchase price to the BC SPCA.


Lifetime achievement

When a valued employee retires, it's important to acknowledge the positive impact they've had on their colleagues and their community. A five-interview package that includes a 5,000-word story and up to 30 images starts at $2,260.


At Storied Lives, it is my mission to celebrate lives well-lived. I write and design books of all sizes and formats, paying close attention to the details. You are investing in a record of individual experiences and history. This is something that friends and family will cherish for decades to come. Below are some package ideas but the options are endless. If there is something that you have in mind, I'd be happy to customize a package for your needs and budget. Please contact me at hbastin@storiedlives.ca with any questions.


Flavours and family

Capture family recipes along with personal photos and stories into a cookbook that connects generations. Prices will vary widely depending on the scope of the project. Please contact me to discuss the options.


A postcard collection

A great image has so much to say. Get those words down to preserve the context of your most treasured photos. A custom book pairing short vignettes (about 250 words each) with eight of your favourite pictures starts at $1,200.